One aspect of Citroën DS history that has not been well documented to date is how it succeeded in the Asian market.  A new book that is coming out called “Citroën DS in Asia” aims to change that.

Thijs van der Zanden, a Dutchman who is not only a Citroen affectionado but an established author with books he has written about the BX and the Visa, while others, such as the CX, Belgian (Forest) built 2CVs and GS & GSA he has published for various authors.

  Thijs van der Zanden

This time around aThijs has collaborated with author Pierre Jammes, a Frenchman based in Asia, who drives a Citroën DS.  As a hobby, Pierre has gathered together a unique collection of material about the DS in Asia over the last ten years.  He has scooped archives, searched through secret collections and most importantly, he has let their owners do the talking.  Olivier de Serres, a prominent Citroën DS specialist and author, wrote the foreword of this bilingual book.  (Text is in English and French).

Thijs’ website is Citrovisie.  http://www.citrovisie.nl/  These books can purchased there, but if there enough interest in his latest offering or his other books, perhaps we can get together as a group and submit a bulk order, not only saving on the cost of the book itself but on overseas shipping to North America.  Anyone interested in making a purchase please contact George Dyke at gdyke@sympatico.ca.